[RC5-PROXYPER] Running the Win32 PProxy "detached"
Gunther.WINKELMANS at is.belgacom.be
Thu Sep 3 10:15:23 EDT 1998
Indeed, the option exists in the ini, but it doesn't seem to work. Below
you can find a mail I received a few months ago from a helpful person on
this list. The solution he presented works just fine for me.
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 98 00:20:54 +1300
From: "dan carter" <motion at es.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [RC5] WIN95 question: how to start the proxy automatically
Sender: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
On Mon, 16 Feb 1998 23:35:36 +0100, gunny at mail.dma.be wrote:
>how can I start the proxy (or any program for that matter)
>1) automatically upon win95 startup
Place an entry in the registry similar to:
The proxy claims to be able to detach itself from the console (look in
the .ini, read the read.me about it) but i never got that to
work with the early DES proxies, and haven't tried with the later ones.
If you can't get that to go either, then there are numerous utilities
designed to launch apps hidden in win95. I've got one on my
server @ ftp://unsleeping.dyn.ml.org/pub/win32/hiderun.exe or
If you use that your registry will look more like
>Once it is started in "hidden" mode, how can it be stopped?
Wintop.exe (as supplied by MS @ http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/
follow some links there to kernal toys) may be able
to stop it once hide run starts it. (i have never tried this myself, i
gave up on win95 long ago...)
From: BARNETTE JEFFREY D <jeffbarn at lpfpo.kelly.af.mil>, on 03/09/98 1:11:
To: SMTP at MASTER.PER@BELGACOM[<proxyper at lists.distributed.net>]
Has anyone had any success getting the Win32 PProxy to run "detached"?
been running the Linux PProxy this way for months; however, I'm having to
move the proxy to a Win95 machine. Using the exact same .ini file that has
been working OK on the Linux box, the Win32 proxy starts up OK but doesn't
detach. Is this feature not supported? The closest reference I could find
in the docs or the RC5-PROXYPER archives was the ability to use the
"-install" switch to run the proxy as a service under NT. I tried it under
Win95, but it didn't work.
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